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Transportation Industry Overview


More than 8.6 million Americans work in transportation jobs, including more than 3 million truck drivers who move raw materials and finished goods around the nation. Long-haul truck driver is the most common job in transportation. Tractor-trailer drivers work in tandem with route planners, traffic dispatchers and traffic managers. Delivery truck drivers distribute cargo in a limited area.

Transportation Job Types


Long-haul truck drivers transport goods between cities and states, typically in trucks weighing more than 26,000 pounds. Self-employed tractor-trailer drivers are called owner-operators.

Delivery truck drivers and driver/sales workers deliver merchandise to stores or customers’ homes typically in one region or urban area. They drive trucks of 26,000 pounds or less.

Traffic dispatchers organize where truck drivers go. They stay in touch with the drivers, give them assignments, share traffic information and maintain tracking logs.

Traffic managers analyze data, work with vendors and set policies to help their companies efficiently deliver goods and maximize profits.

Transportation Education and Certifications


To get a delivery truck driver job or driver/sales job, you’ll need a high school diploma or GED, plus on-the-job training. To advance and find transportation job opportunities as a long-haul tractor-trailer driver, you’ll need a few years of related driving experience as well.

Pursuing a transportation career as a traffic manager requires a bachelor’s degree, but some companies will hire someone with an associate’s degree and several years of experience.

States have special license requirements or tests for truck drivers whose jobs involve hazardous material, tankers, and double- or triple-trailer trucks.

Transportation Job Market


Transportation employment for heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers is expected to increase 21 percent from 2010 to 2020, faster than the average occupation, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

Light truck/delivery truck driver employment will increase 15 percent during that period, about average for all occupations, while driver/sales worker jobs will grow 10 percent, the BLS reports.

Transportation Salaries


The median salary for heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers was $37,930 in May 2011, according to the BLS. Dispatchers earned median salaries of $35,200. Light truck and delivery services drivers earned a median of $29,080. Driver/sales workers made $22,770.
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Description: UnitedHealth Group is a company that's on the rise. We're expanding in multiple directions, across borders and, most of all, in the way we think. Here, innovation isn't about another gadget, it's about transforming the health care industry. Ready to make a difference? Make yourself at home with us and start doing your life's best work.(sm) As a Chief of Staff you will respond to req...
Our Delivery Drivers utilize Company vehicles to deliver product to retail accounts based on established assigned routes. Local Columbus driving. Typical Duties ● Complete delivery route as sequenced within time constraints. ● Rotate and merchandise all Company product in retail accounts. Place promotional materials in retail accounts as directed. ● Accurately calculate amount due and collect ...
CHS, the Nation’s largest co-op refiner, wholesaler and reseller of Energy products with more than three decades of experience linking producers with consumers has a great opportunity for you! CHS Transportation is looking forFour (4) Driversin the Glendive, MT and surrounding areas with professional communication skills and a good work ethic. You Will: Follow all guidelines and regulations for ...
GENCO is Opening in Tolleson! New Co-Packaging/Distribution center coming in January 2015 GENCO is the recognized leader in product lifecycle and reverse logistics solutions designed to maximize value and reduce costs. GENCO operates over 100 value-added warehouse locations, comprising 38 million square feet, and manages $1.5 billion in freight annually throughout North America. GENCO's diverse ...
Communicate with and assist Ashley Distribution Services (ADS) drivers in the performance of deliveries, relays, transfers, and backhauls. Convey critical daily information and information on work to be performed and facilitates resolution of issues related to delivery, return of damage merchandise, directions, backhaul instructions, and breakdowns. ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES Communicat...
The PTP Operations Supervisor will plan, implement and oversee day to day PTP functions. Monitors schedules and adjust staffing levels according to volume. Applies accountability standards based on key metrics and implements change to continuously improve performance and increase efficiencies. This includes the utilization of assets and fleet personnel to control costs and maximize the deliver per...
For over 65 years CSC ServiceWorks has proven stability and has been the nation’s leading provider of performance-driven laundry equipment and industry-leading service solutions to the commercial and multifamily industries. At CSC you have an opportunity to grow with us as we continue to expand our services across the United States as well as Canada and Europe. And…we’re hiring! At CSC we have on...
Description: We'll put you in the driver's seat on vital projects that have strategic importance to our mission of helping people lead healthier lives. Yes, we share a mission that inspires. We need your organizational talents and business discipline to help fuel ours. It's the opportunity to do your life's best work.(sm) Sourcing & Procurement Consultant, Sourcing & Procurement (IT) will execut...
CLASS B Driver, industrial setting. Must have/obtain Hazmat endorse and TWIC card. High School Diploma or its equivalent required. Rolloff experience preferred http://heritage-enviro.iapplicants.com/ViewJob-630955.html. to apply and view. Excellent benefits offered. EOEM/W/Vets/Disabled....
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PUT QUALITY & EFFICIENCY ON THE MOVE Help us deliver the services that keep our customers happy. The demand for XFINITY products and services continues to grow, as does the need for people who can drive the efficient delivery of our offeringspeople like you. As a Dispatch Operations Specialist, you'll help ensure orders are fulfilled on time and to each customer's satisfaction by directing th...
Responsible for supervising the warehousing and shipping of incoming and outgoing materials. Supervises warehouse personnel. - Staff, train, evaluate and develop team members. - Supervise the daily activities of the warehouse. - Schedule warehouse team members to meet the demands of the facility. - Allocate necessary space for stock rotation. - Assist and maintain appropriate inventory levels...
Job Purpose: Sunline Energy Services is currently searching for a qualified freight truck dispatcher to deliver crude oil products to oil/gas clients’ facilities by developing and controlling transportation schedules. Duties: Schedules delivery of crude oil products by developing and issuing schedules of shipments and notifying appropriate personnel to execute deliveries Controls delivery of p...
UTC Aerospace Systems is one of the world's largest suppliers of technologically advanced aerospace and defense products. We design, manufacture and service systems and components and provide integrated solutions for commercial, regional, business and military aircraft, helicopters and other platforms. We are also a major supplier to international space programs. In 2012, UTC Aerospace Systems wa...
UTC Aerospace Systems is one of the world's largest suppliers of technologically advanced aerospace and defense products. We design, manufacture and service systems and components and provide integrated solutions for commercial, regional, business and military aircraft, helicopters and other platforms. We are also a major supplier to international space programs. In 2012, UTC Aerospace Systems wa...
Recruiter to contact: Armando Lemus Job Title: Warehouse Associate Location: Dublin, OH Compensation: DOE Assignment Length: Contract- Description: The Warehouse Associate performs warehouse duties and functions to support inventory integrity, order processing – picking, packing, staging, and shipping, and general maintenance and housekeeping duties to ensure a safe, clean, and orderly work ...
Job ID: 7827 Position Description: Driver – Messenger Have you ever seen an armored truck, and thought about the importance of the team that is responsible for the truck and its contents? It requires a special person to be able serve on an armored vehicle crew, delivering and picking up valuables at customer locations and ensuring smooth customer transactions. The messenger and driver positions...
Local Truck Drivers - Class A CDL with Doubles/Triples endorsement. Dependable, self motivated, good driving record. Paid weekly. Contact Brad @ 208-539-4877....
Job Overview Primary Purpose and Essential Functions: Work with designated department personnel to develop skills in order to advance to next carrier sales level; book freight on-time and proficiently with partner carriers at an expected cost while focusing on profitable margin expectations. Provide Best-In-Class service for all of Swift Logistics' customers. Establish initial book of business wh...

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